The Old Virginia Gentleman; And Other Sketches by George William BagbyThe Old Virginia Gentleman; And Other Sketches by George William Bagby

The Old Virginia Gentleman; And Other Sketches

byGeorge William Bagby

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... JOHN M. DANIEL'S LATCH-KEY* A MEMOIR OF THE EDITOR OF THE RICHMOND "EXAMINER" COME days ago I found, in an old drawer, the latch^ key which the editor of the Richmond Examiner gave me in 1863. It fitted the door of the house on Broad Street, opposite the African church--the house in which he died. A bit of brass, differing in nothing from others of its kind, this key, nevertheless, has its charm. It is the only souvenir I have of one of the most remarkable men Virginia ever produced. Coming upon it unexpectedly, after I had given it up as lost, the bare sight of it crowded my mind, in an instant, with pictures of its former owner. I saw him in Washington, just after his return from Europe, con * In December, 1867, soon after the publication of the " LatchKey" in the Native Virginian, I visited the city of Richmond, and, while there, was convinced that I had made, unwittingly, two decided errors: First, John M. Daniel did not write "The Parliament of Beasts." The real author is known, but his name is withheld for sufficient reasons. Second, the walk to Petersburg was made, not for the purpose of lending, but of paying money which the editor of the Examiner had collected for his friend, the then artist Peticolas. This I learned from the diary which Daniel kept at that time, and which Mr. T. H. Wynne has now in his possession. In respect of other matters of fact, I believe the memoir is substantially correct. versing with Seddon and Garnett; in his own room over the Examiner office, as he sat lordlike, in a high arm-chair, in August, 1861, questioning me about the battle of Manassas and exhibiting the major's uniform which he intended to wear as aid to General Floyd; in the editorial room, cutting and slashing leaders which had been written for him, or den...
Title:The Old Virginia Gentleman; And Other SketchesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217361803

ISBN - 13:9780217361804